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Can you Exercise When in Pain?

Can you Exercise When in Pain?

Kris Tynan says YES! It is very hard to summon up the motivation when pain and fatigue are getting you down. But it is Catch-22 - the less you exercise, the worse your condition can become. Kris Tynan It is not unusual for people with chronic conditions like arthritis...

Forget the Fads!

Forget the Fads!

Just eat real food. Many years ago I heard someone say “If your Granny wouldn’t recognise it, don’t eat it”. This resonated with me, sparked my passion for food and led me to train in Holistic Nutrition. The right food can literally change people’s lives. But these...

Healthy Eating – Low GI and High GI

Healthy Eating – Low GI and High GI

Eating for brain health does not mean radical changes to the amount you eat.  It isn't a fad. It isn't a new 'diet'. It is simply about choosing a healthier option so that your blood sugar levels are kept low. That isn't rocket science - it is common sense! The link...

Simplify – Dressing-Room Rule of Three.

Simplify – Dressing-Room Rule of Three.

Does this sound familiar?  You’re in a clothing store dressing room. “It was made for you!” assures the over-enthusiastic sales assistant. Bright down-lights beam directly from above, full-length mirrors reflect your semi-naked self (often avoided by many of us) and...

Is Exercise like Medicine?

Is Exercise like Medicine?

Kris Tynan says YES! Your brain LOVES exercise! You may have heard of the term ‘neuroplasticity’. The 'plastic' part of that word refers to our brain’s incredible ability to reorganise and rewire itself. Research shows that this quality staves off the effects of MCI...

Take the Brain Tour.

Take the Brain Tour.

From the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org) This Brain Tour examines the key functions of the brain then the slide sequence moves into how the brain is affected by Alzheimer's disease. (Note: Alzheimer's disease is one of the pathways to dementia.) Approximately...

Add value to your walk – it’s easy!

Add value to your walk – it’s easy!

Walking is a great exercise. What could be easier and cheaper than lacing up your shoes and stepping out the front door? By incorporating a few extra exercises along the way, you’ll be adding value with some simple strength and balance training you don’t get with...

How to De-Clutter.

How to De-Clutter.

How the sock drawer changed my life  Albert Einstein once said: “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what then, is an empty desk a sign?” Had I lived in Einstein's time, I’d have agreed. But this is NOW! Statistics show we’re now bombarded with more...

Santa Brain Test

Santa Brain Test

Can you control what your brain 'sees'? Find out with this two-minute video: Did you almost FEEL your brain working? It is SO easy to get distracted! Memory changes happen to all of us around the age of 50. It gets harder to focus on what’s important while discarding...

Blackcurrants and Your Brain

Blackcurrants and Your Brain

Blackcurrants are famous for their Vitamin C content. Our Grandmothers told us that! They are a standby to help us with colds and sniffles. But, did you know that New Zealand-grown blackcurrants are in demand all over the world for research studies? Studies that focus...

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